Linseed is a small, brown seed that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. It is often ground into a powder and used as a dietary supplement or added to foods as a source of fiber and nutrition.
Linseed is also used as an oilseed crop and the oil extracted from the seeds is used as a drying oil in paints, varnishes, and linoleum. The residue left over after the oil is extracted is known as linseed meal and is used as a feed supplement for livestock.
Flax is grown for its fibres, which can be used to make linen. Flax fibers are strong, lustrous, and absorbent, making them ideal for use in textiles, paper, and other products
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